Kodak has taken the same patents it is already using in a lawsuit against Apple and HTC and applied them in a lawsuit against Samsung — with one more tossed in for good measure. The four main patents in question are all related to transmitting digital images, while the fifth is entitled: "Electronic Camera For Initiating Capture of Still Images While Previewing Motion Images." Kodak filed suit in the Western District of New York, and as with any patent case in the US, it is likely going to be quite a long time before we see whether these patents will hold up or how this case will shake out.

Kodak may not actually have that kind of time, as recent reports suggest it will be seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection within a matter of weeks. Kodak hasn't specified the exact resolution it's seeking in its court case against Samsung, but it's probably a safe bet that the actual resolution it's looking for is a clean (and perhaps profitable) licensing agreement.